Columbia luthier Damir Horvat knows he controls his own legacy

Damir Horvat was taught to be a luthier by his father. He was mentored by one of the world’s renowned violin makers. Yet as he works in the Northeast Columbia shop at his home, Horvat says he knows it’s up to him to make his own reputation. By Abe Danaher April 27, 2018 Violin maker… Read More Columbia luthier Damir Horvat knows he controls his own legacy

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Fiber artist Lenz celebrates individuality through her pieces

Columbia fiber artist Susan Lenz doesn’t subscribe to the stereotype of the life of leisure for an artist. She stresses hard work and constructive criticism and says her work tries to highlight that we are all similar, yet vastly different, in the best ways.

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Quarry internship helps smooth rocky path for Olympia student

Last year, Olympia Learning Center student Dwayne Alston was given an internship with Olympia’s Vulcan Materials Company. This internship greatly enhanced his time at Richland 1’s alternative school, enabling Alston to learn practical skills such as running rock quarry machinery and welding and also forming his career goals for the future.

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This Edgewood barber’s modesty belies his true impact on neighborhood

Moses Felder is a humble man so prominent in the Edgewood neighborhood that a street honors him. The Hill’s Barber Shop owner doesn’t like to talk about it, but his work to help his neighbors is likely to continue affecting generations to come.

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Rosewood residents wary of Memorial Stadium renovations

The idea of speakers pointed toward their houses and increased traffic on their streets has some Rosewood residents worried about Memorial Stadium’s upgrades. They say the renovations began before they were consulted.

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Love affair between officer, Columbia’s Waverly community stretches 18 years

Deputy Police Chief Melron Kelly’s first assignment as a rookie Columbia cop was part of a much-publicized attempt to change community policing. It’s turned into an 18-year love affair with Historic Waverly.

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Palmetto Strings’ music family grows with each new apprentice

The apprenticeship tree that luthier Gregg Lange has nurtured has spread far beyond his small violin repair shop on Elmwood Avenue. Lange has trained over 25 apprentices, including current head apprentice Marissa Pintz, in his 50 years as a luthier, and his latest shop, Palmetto Strings, has become a center for young instrument lovers.

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‘TIP’ for Teachers: Connecting the university and the classroom

Becoming a teacher is hard work and staying in the profession can be even more daunting. A new University of South Carolina program aims to be a supporting bridge between its education graduates and the classroom.

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Vista shooting brings worries about Columbia crime

The October shooting in Columbia’s Vista worries those who work and play in the entertainment district. Some wonder if stricter gun control measures could make Columbia a safer place to stay.

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